The fishing here on the Pere Marquette is really picking up. Fall and winter run fish are spawning at the first hint of 38-40 degree water. There is worked up gravel in the middle and upper river and dropbacks are being caught. The spring run is starting to trickle up from the lake and with the warm weather the snow we do have is melting and the little uptick in flows should bring in more fresh fish. This is most likely going to be an early steelhead season by all indications. We still have some great days available in March and early April so drop us a line soon, matt AT thirdcoastfly DOT com or indigoguideinfo AT gmail DOT com, to set up some guide days.
Things are getting very freaky over on TRIW. “That afternoon, the technique ‘Skagit Carpin’ was born. I rigged up my Eagle Claw Featherlight (which is really a 7/8) that I since modified into a double handed bookstick. I chose to build a custom tip by looping my Beulah 425 grain Tonic Switch Head to a 10’ (tapered) floating tip from RIO’s Scandi Short VersiTip opposed to a floating MOW tip to soften the landing.”